Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Theatre Nefarious Class

Theatre Nefarious (the Theatre Company that I am Artistic Director for) offers an Open Improv class every Monday evening. We had a great class on Monday; nine people showed up, which is a new record for our class. We’ve had some small class sizes for quite some time, but that’s to be expected. It takes time for the word to get out, and for people to get used to the idea, rearrange their schedules, etc.

When I took over as Education Director at the Staircase, the average drop-in class size was 5-6 people, but after a few months of consistently good classes, the numbers started to swell. We got up to the point where we were getting 15-20 people every week, and sometimes 20+. Definitely a nice problem to have!

I wanted a fast-paced class, as well as to work on a little long-form, free form improv. We did some warm-ups, then broke into a loose long form. Things went well, there was some funny work, but I really wanted to stress speed and fast edits. We then did an exercise to build speed, and tried some more work.

Overall, I think everyone was happy – at least, that’s what people told me. I think the class went really well, and I can’t wait for next Monday!

3 comments:

Bernie said...

You THINK the class went well? It was awesome. I had a great time, and I'm pretty sure everyone else did too.

Asher Hunter said...

Thanks Bernie! :)

Rach said...

Congratulations Ash!